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"If you like stress with little outcomes, be part of a politician's office"

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Current Employee - Senior Staffer in Sacramento, CA
Current Employee - Senior Staffer in Sacramento, CA
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

It is fun working for Arnold. He is dynamic and engaging. However, the rest of the Governor's Office it totally disfunctional. Too many opinions. Too much politics. Little emphasis on public policy. The office has disperate opinions and often just those closest to Governor have his ear -- meaning his wife first and his chief of staff second.

Cons

There is no clear direction. It seems that on any given day, there are about 100 fires to put out; literally and figuratively. There are no policies truly committed to. There are a lot of ideas and very poor implementation of those ideas. Working with the legislature is totally ineffective. Most Members have difficulty finding the bathroom, yet alone know how to work toward policies that really help the people. This makes work in the Governor's Office unbelieveably frustrating.

Advice to Management

Develop a plan. Stick to it.

Other Employee Reviews for Office of the Governor of the State of California

  1. "Accounting Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Office of the Governor of the State of California as an intern

    Pros

    friendly employees, nice working environment

    Cons

    not much for personal development


  2. "Not for everyone but a good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Office of the Governor of the State of California full-time

    Pros

    A great environment for those interested in politics, if you can get in.

    Cons

    A very tough culture to fit in. It can be very draining and is only for those that can be "on" pretty much 24/7. Not for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Can't say too much can change because of the experience but it's still a government jobs and has the same ups and downs.

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